The E-paper tablets are the stuffed dreams of future newspapers. This new concept is introduced by Intel, Plastic Logic and researchers at Queen's University. The PaperTab tablet looks like a sheet of paper blending with attractive features. You can also fast-forward by holding down one edge of the screen or go back by holding the edge up.
The ‘PaperTab’ project, developed by the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University and Plastic Logic, demonstrates innovative interactions powered by Intel Core processors that could potentially delight tablet users in the future. It is fully interactive having high resolution 10.7″ screen, high contrast grey-scale images and it is interactive to the nearby devices.
In future, several PaperTabs make it much easier to work with multiple documents. PaperTab features a touchscreen, so you can use on-screen keyboard or a stylus. Its not just designed to be used as a standalone tablet, idea is to use multiple PaperTab devices together. And you can even “turn” pages in a document by bending the screen as if you had been flipping pages.
Imagine scattering a few pieces of paper on your desk, one with a document you’re reading, another with a map, and a third with a web browser. You can open links from the document just by tapping the PaperTab with a web browser on the tablet with a document. Or you can drag and drop elements from one device to another.
Right now the PaperTab is just in the concept phase, and it’s not clear if this technology will ever come to market or even if there’s demand for it. But it’s a pretty nifty vision of the future paper.